Small and Mighty Apex Nano

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by Donya Carlson
February 2, 2015

  With its all-new Apex Nano, Coachmen, a division of Forest River, is targeting families and couples looking for lightweight travel trailers that can be towed with SUVs and minivans. The 7-foot 6-inch-wide lightweight trailers, consisting of four models in both slide and nonslide versions, are claimed... Read more »

Visit a National Park for Free!

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February 2, 2015

Generally, 133 of the 401 National Park Service (NPS) sites have entrance fees that range from $3 to $25. For 2015, there are eight additional fee-free days to look forward to. “Every day is a great day in a national park, and these entrance-fee-free days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these... Read more »

Tips for Safe Winter Travels

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February 2, 2015

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have teamed up to offer a few tips RVers may find helpful to be better prepared for severe winter weather. 1. Know the local disaster risks. This is important for everyone, but even more... Read more »

2016 Titan Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

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January 21, 2015

  Nissan recently showed off the new 2016 Titan pickup truck at the Detroit auto show, with an on-sale date due later this year. It’s been a dozen years since the Tittan was redesigned, but the upcoming changes may make the wait worthwhile! Three different engines will be offered, including V-6... Read more »

’60s Flashback: Riverside RV White Water Retro 150

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by Kevin Livingston
January 2, 2015

  Riverside RV brings back the days of simple camping with its Retro line of classic-looking lightweight trailers with contemporary amenities   Remember the good old days of RVing, when nearly any vehicle could tow a trailer? It was easy for the quintessential American family to pile into... Read more »

One Smart Plug

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  SmartPlug RV cordsets include a patented straight-blade pin-and-clip system that eliminates overheating at the RV’s inlet connection. The SmartPlug pin-and-clip system provides approximately 20 times the metal-to-metal surface contact to efficiently transfer electricity, which makes this RV... Read more »

Shin Savior

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  It’s happened to just about all of us. You’re walking around your tow rig and bang! — your shin crashes into the ball mount. RVers employ a lot of home remedies to prevent this from happening, and Gator Guards recently came out with a simple product to help. The Hitch Guard is a full-coverage,... Read more »

Hang-Tight Shower Bar

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December 28, 2014

Lowe’s stocks 1- x 4-inch and 1- x 6-inch PVC lumber, which makes me a very happy camper. My first project was building a mount for a full-size grab bar in my trailer’s shower. I bolted the bar to the PVC board with 1/4- x 3/4-inch stainless-steel bolts, countersinking the back of the board 3/4-... Read more »

Cozy Cocoon

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December 28, 2014

  We bought two large matching sleeping bags and zipped them together to cover our RV’s king-size bed. We also sewed the bottom end of two double-size sheets together, which serves as a liner. This cozy sleeping arrangement keeps drafts out and keeps us warm without having to run the furnace at... Read more »

Holiday Helpers

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by Kevin Livingston
December 1, 2014

  ‘Tis the Season to Find the Right Gifts for RV Enthusiasts   Ah, yes, we’ve reached the end of yet another year, which means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season. That’s right, ’tis the season for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or whatever festive event lifts you into the... Read more »

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